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    andrewb Guest

    I'm constantly getting the error File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000

    Hi
    I'm running Vista x64 Home Premium and since installing the updates on
    Tuesday 11th Nov. I've been getting the error

    "Windows Failed To Start"
    File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f

    When running the repair it complains that it can't find the OS on the boot
    partition. The windows repair does fix the issue and reinstalls the boot
    partition correctly at which point I can restart the computer and reboot the
    PC correctly.

    However this is happening virtually every time I shut down the PC and it's
    driving me crazy.

    Is this happening to anybody else or does anybody have a resolution to this
    issue?

    Thanks

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    pooch Guest
    Last month I had a problem involving a downloaded application and I was in
    discussions with the provider's technician. After failing to find any problem
    involving the application itself, I decided that maybe when I was downloading
    the Windows Updates, something had gone wrong. So I set System Restore to the
    point where it would uninstall the said updates. Then I downloaded the
    updates a second time using Windows Update, and the problem was immediately
    solved.

    So you could try System Restore. But there is always one thing to advise:
    before you start, please disable any setting in any antivirus program, such
    as Norton, whereby such program seeks to protect itself against an outside
    attacker. If you don’t take this step, you may find that System Restore fails
    to work properly.

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    andrewb Guest

    Re: I'm constantly getting the error File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc00

    Cheers everybody for the quick and very helpful responses.

    I've run the repair as suggested in one of the other responses. I've also
    run a manual rebuild of the BCD as suggested here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/9273...b/927391/en-us

    I also ran the chkdsk /f /r as referred to in the link posted by pooch.

    So far I haven't a reoccurrence of the problem so I'm hoping it has been
    fixed If not I'll try to restore my system to an earlier restore point as
    suggested by one of the other posts.

    Thanks again to all who replied.

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    andrewb Guest

    Re: I'm constantly getting the error File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc00

    Quick update on this.

    The problem has still been happening with the steps I've taken in my
    previous posting. I've now done a system restore to the point before Windows
    Updates were installed and this problem started.

    So far (touch wood) I haven't had the issue again so I'm hoping this has
    fixed the problem.

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